Who We Are
First Baptist Church of San Antonio is a 155-year old church located in downtown San Antonio, Texas. This New Testament church has deep roots in the community and a long history of vibrant life and service. In recent years, the church has experienced steady growth in attendance and enthusiasm. Families, children, youth, college, single adults, senior adult, and young marrieds are all a part of a strong, caring, joyful congregation.
The church offers a broad range of services to members and the community at large. Sunday offers three morning worship services in English (traditional and contemporary), another in Spanish, and four others (International congregations from East Asia). The Sunday 11 AM service is broadcast live on KSAT-12 television with a viewership of approximately 30,000. This is in addition to a Sunday Morning Bible Study opportunity at 9:30 AM. Besides Sunday activities, the church offers many weekday activities, support groups, and age-group ministries.
FBCSA stands out in the way it teaches the Bible. Youth and adults focus on the same scripture passage. Members are urged to study in preparation for Sunday services. In our Sunday Morning Bible Study the passage is examined fully with opportunity for discussion. The worship service offers a second look at the passage with a deepening understanding of its application. Finally, small groups gather weekly (Circles of Six) for encouragement and a commitment to make the passage a part of our everyday lives. Part of the joy of FBCSA is our commitment to Bible study!
First Baptist Church of San Antonio is known for its mission outreach and community service. Regular opportunities to serve the poor, the at-risk, the hurting are a part of the church’s DNA. We are also well-known for musical excellence. Choral performance and instrumental excellence are synonymous with FBCSA.
The pastors and people of FBCSA believe that God has placed us downtown (with members who travel from all parts of the city) for the purpose of bringing glory to Himself. We are enthusiastic about the days ahead and invite you to come and see for yourself that “New Life. Historic Faith” is a true description of this vibrant family at this exciting time.
Our Mission is to follow our Lord Jesus Christ, and to lead all others to a joyful life with him.